This was a fascinating read. What a complex and important person Jefferson was. This book does such a great job explaining the virtues and vices (more appropriately hypocricy) of the real Thomas Jefferson though leaves the reader with a profound respect and admiration for one of the most talented and influencial men to have ever lived. Should be required reading for every American. Incredible life. Outstanding biography.
Upset that I've wasted the time.
I'm halfway through & haven't learned a thing I cared to know. So much trivia that could have been about anyone. Some inconsequential thing happened on Wednesday, July 22 at 1:15 pm. I can't go any further.
I liked the tone the of the writing as well as the plot and openness to address the thinking and understanding of the epoch. To Those who find culture a cult this is a must.I truly fell in love to the father of America
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All the stories we've come to know, but insight into failures, doubts, and turmoil never discussed in high school history.
From start to finish this book captured the essence of Mr. Jefferson. It did not pretend that he was more or less than what he actually was. This country could use another Jefferson at the helm.
I've read/listened to biographies on Adams, Washington, and Hamilton, and each painted a negative picture of Jefferson. While this may err in the other direction, it is good to hear both sides of the discussion on one of our most important leaders. Meacham does attempt balance; he's not totally one-sided on TJ, so this is not propaganda, it's still good history. Well-written and narrated, it is worth the time.